Stampin’ Up! Naturally Gilded Designer Series Paper

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Today’s card was made using an Online Exclusive Specialty Designer Series Paper called Naturally Gilded. I also used the Painted Labels Dies, Stylish Shapes Dies, Cup of Tea stamp set and one of the Stripes & Splatters Embossing Folders.




I started with a piece of Thick Very Vanilla cardstock for the base of my card. Then I cut a piece of Gold Foil and adhered it to the base of the card. I took a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock and ran it through the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine using one of the Stripes & Splatters Embossing Folders. Because this is a smaller embossing folder, I had to run it through the machine twice. 




I cut a piece of Naturally Gilded Designer Series Paper and adhered it to the embossed Very Vanilla and then adhered that piece to the Gold Foil. I then embossed the sentiment using the stamp set, Cup of Tea, Versamark and Gold Embossing Powder (if you haven’t embossed before, I’ve included directions below). Embossing anything on a card always adds a bit of elegance to it, don’t you think? I used the Stylish Shapes Dies to cut the sentiment out. Next, I used the Painted Labels Dies to cut the decorative circle out of Gold Foil and then adhered the sentiment to it. I added Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back and adhered it to the front of the card. 




To complete my card, I added three gold Festive Pearls to the front of the card.

Here’s another version of the card using Hello, Irresistible Designer Series Paper. I didn’t want to cover up the design on the paper so I moved the panel of Designer Series Paper over to the left. I used Flirty Flamingo cardstock, Flirty Flamingo ink and Iridescent Rhinestone Basic Jewels




Here’s another version using Country Floral Lane Designer Series Paper, Petal Pink cardstock, Sweet Sorbet ink and Brushed Brass Butterflies




How to Heat Emboss

Prepare your cardstock by rubbing the Embossing Buddy (an anti-static pouch that can be found in the Embossing Additions Tool Kit) over the surface of the paper as it helps keep away stray particles of embossing powder. Stamp your sentiment or image using a Versamark pad. This is very sticky ink and your embossing powder will stick right to it.  Sprinkle embossing powder over the stamped image and then shake off any excess. Before applying heat to your paper, heat the Heat Tool first so your paper won’t warp (about 10 seconds). Direct the heat over your image and watch as your image becomes shiny and beautiful! 


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These measurements and colors pertain to the first card. All the measurements are the same for all three cards.

  • Thick Very Vanilla cardstock:  11″ x 4-1/4″
  • Very Vanilla cardstock (embossed): 5″ x 3-3/4″
  • Very Vanilla cardstock (sentiment): approx. 2-1/4″ x 2-1/4″
  • Gold Foil Sheet: 5-1/4″ x 4″
  • Gold Foil Sheet (decorative circle): approx. 3-1/4″ x 3-1/4″
  • Naturally Gilded Designer Series Paper: 5″ x 2-1/4″


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If you aren’t a current customer of mine, place an order at my Stampin’ Up! online store and then fill out the 2023-2024 Annual Catalog Request Form here

If you don’t want to place an order but would like a catalog, I can send you a PayPal invoice. Simply send me an email (click the “Email Me” button on the sidebar) with your name and address. The PayPal invoice will be sent in early April when I know the cost of the catalog and postage. 

I’ve had a few forms filled out by people who are not current customers of mine. Unfortunately, I will not be able to honor those requests. Complimentary copies of the catalog are a perk for those that order from me. Thanks for your understanding! 


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All the Little Things Paper Pumpkin Kit

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This kit includes:

  • 9 cards, 3 each of 3 designs, and 9 coordinating envelopes.
  • 1 photopolymer stamp set with celebratory sentiments.
  • 1 Shaded Spruce Stampin’ Spot.
  • Precut cherry blossom paper pieces with iridescent foil.
  • Unique embellishments and twine.
  • Adhesives to complete the projects.
  • Final card size: 5-1/2” x 4-1/4” 
  • Coordinating Stampin’ Up! colors: Balmy Blue, Basic Black, Calypso Coral, Granny Apple Green, Petal Pink, Poppy Parade, Shaded Spruce.
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